A lesson in Tex Mex perfection: “The Burrito” @clubhousebfd. Pulled pork, seasoned ground beef, tomato, jalapeño, onion, Spanish rice, black beans & topped with El Rojo sauce & sour cream (I added extra jalapeño on top). Enough for two & pretty damn delicious. Part of the Stadium Eats only available on Football Sundays. Also on Sundays? Half off some drafts. This will be my Sunday hangout during the NFL season. #burrito #football #craftbeer (at Clubhouse BFD)


This right here is a serious donut. Wild raspberry crybaby @rosesfinefood. So damn good. #detroit #donut (at Rose’s Fine Food)


Smoked salmon, Creme fraiche, & dill in a savory tuile. This will be served next weekend at The Garden Party benefiting the Children’s Leukemia Foundation. #seafood #birminghamMI #thegardenparty (at BIG ROCK CHOPHOUSE)



“Bacon will turn you into a true warrior!”

Reblogged from The Hungry Dudes


portobello burgers with gouda and roasted garlic.

Reblogged from gastrogirl

Coaching Session 1

I started my coaching sessions with Amy Danger today.

I’ve never worked with a coach before, but Amy’s calm demeanor and focus on form really worked for me.  The session was stress free and fun.  How often do you say that about working out?

Here is today’s workout:

10 minute warm-up/stretch: 

Jumping jacks (1 minute)
jump rope (30 sec)
plank jacks (1 minute)
high knees (30 sec)
butt kicks (1 minute)

Stretch / hamstrings/back/hips/deltoids/triceps

Circuit 1 (3 reps):

Basic pushup 8-10 
rollover into bicycle crunch (10 total) 

Cardio recovery:
skaters (30 seconds)

Rest (30 seconds)

Circuit 2 (3 reps):

5 Squat-thrusts with static squat 

Cardio recovery:
basic punches (30 seconds)

Rest (30 seconds)

Circuit 3 (3 reps):

Prayer squats (10) 
Down into plank (until exhaustion) 

Active recovery (10 minutes): 

Various Pilates maneuvers 

Nothing outrageous, but everything is totally effective.  Her focus is more total body then particular muscle groups, which I like.

I’m pleasantly sore right now.  The morning might be another story.

I will complete this workout at least 3 times this week intermixing with walking and elliptical training.



I got a question for you.
What does this city know about luxury?
What does a town that’s been to Hell and back know about “the finer things in life”?
Well, I’ll tell you.
More than most.
You see, it’s the hottest fires that make the hardest steel.
Add hard work and conviction and the know-how that runs generations deep in every last one of us.
That’s who we are.
That’s our story.
No, its probably not the one you’ve been reading in papers.
The one being written by folks who have never even been here and don’t know what we’re capable of. 
Because when it comes to luxury, it’s as much about where it’s from, as who it’s for.
Now, we’re from America, but this isn’t New York City.
Or The Windy City. 
Or Sin City. 
And we’re certainly no one’s Emerald City.
This is the Motor City.
And this is what we do.

(quote via Det-Riot)

Reblogged from BPB

Day 8

According to Wii Fit Plus:

As of 10:45 PM on January 8, 2011 I weigh 219 lbs.  My goal weight (according to Wii Fit) is somewhere around 155.  I will be happy if on December 31, 2011 my weight is closer to 185. 

I’ve lost 2 lbs this week! 

According to Cardio Trainer, I’ve burned around 1100 calories walking.  

To celebrate, I’ll be on the elliptical for 30 minutes tonight.


Day 2

Today’s eating wasn’t as good as yesterday’s.  Ate 4 times today. Consumed more calories than yesterday.  

Worked out for a half hour on My Fitness Coach for Wii.  

Go back to work tomorrow for 4 more weeks.  After that, things are going to change drastically.